A Hewlett-Packard senior vice president with extensive management experience will be InnVision Shelter Network's new CEO as of March 30, the nonprofit organization has announced.
Bruce Ives, deputy general counsel at HP, will replace former CEO Karae Lisle, who was appointed to run Menlo Park-based Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. on Feb. 1, according to a press release from that organization. Lisle headed InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN) for four years.
Ives worked in leadership roles at HP for 19 years. He is no stranger to nonprofit groups. He founded and led the HP legal team's pro bono program, which helps tenants, veterans and women facing domestic violence, and persons who can't afford legal services. Under Ives, the program has grown to more than 600 volunteers worldwide, according to the InnVision statement.
"We conducted an extensive search for a CEO with a successful track record in leading teams, strong strategic capability and fund-raising skills, and who is a passionate advocate for people in need. Bruce's lifetime commitment to community service and extensive business leadership experience make him the ideal person to manage this vital community organization," Rod Ferguson, IVSN board chairman, said.
Ives earned a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He began a commitment in public service after college, where his first job was at an inner-city school district. He joined the Los Angeles Public Defender's office after law school. He later became the district director for Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.
A Menlo Park resident, Ives serves on the board of directors of Public Advocates, a public-interest law firm that works on housing and education equity issues.
Asked what attracted him to head InnVision, Ives said the organization has a highly respected team with a proven track record for getting results.
"For decades, they have successfully provided the resources needed to help families and individuals break the cycle of homelessness. I am honored to be chosen to lead an organization where I can put my community values and business skills to best use," he said in a statement.
Lisle, who is now CEO at Peninsula Volunteers, has more than 20 years of experience of leadership in the private and nonprofit sectors. She oversaw the complicated merger between Santa Clara County-based InnVision and San Mateo County-based Shelter Network to make the organization the largest provider of homeless shelter and services on the Peninsula.